Volleyball drops marathon match

Volleyball drops marathon match
October 21, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

The Benedictine volleyball team went the distance Tuesday night - in terms of driving and length of the match - in dropping a 3-2 decision (23-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-21, 9-15) at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. The loss left the Eagles' record at 11-14 overall and 5-5 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Sophomore Kayla Leyden led the team with 19 kills, while also making 17 digs. Teammate Kate McGuire added 11 kills Senior Amanda Distasio led the BU defense with 20 digs. Benedictine will try to rebound on Saturday when it plays host to Domincan University (2:00 p.m.) at the Rice Center.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.